Owasco in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lancaster Covered Bridge
Built by the Wheelock Bridge Company of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the year 1872. The bridge spans 128 feet over the Wildcat Creek and is supported by cast iron abutments. The abutment design was patented by Alpheus Wheelock in 1870. Replicated original lettering from the southwest wingwall is below. The original wingwall section is located in its original position.
Rehabilitated in 1972 by Jack Isom Construction Company, Inc. The work included replacing broken floor boards and posting a 3 ton load restriction.
Major rehabilitation was performed in 1981 by Howard Heavilon. The work included the construction of the steel support structure currently beneath the birdge and the replacement of several floor beams and some of the decking.
Rehabilitated again in 2006. The work included the replacement of the lower chords, floor system, siding, and the deteriorated members of the upper chord. The work also included repairing and stabilizing the cast iron abutments.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, Covered Bridges 🌉 series list.
Location. 40° 28.033′ N, 86° 37.017′ W. Marker is in Owasco, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on South 500 West half a mile north of West 600 South, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5612 S 500 W, Rossville IN 46065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pyrmont / 1812 Hopkins’ Expedition (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wild Cat Lodge No. 311 (approx. 5.8 miles away); Adams Mill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Flora (approx. 7.4 miles away); Flora War Memorials (approx. 7.8 miles away); Paper Mill Complex (approx. 8.7 miles away); Fred Niewerth Building (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Young Building (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.